Managing a tricky flu season Part II

This year's flu season is one of the most challenging in years. To help your family stay as healthy as possible, I went onto Fox News Boston the end of last week to pass on some information about this year's flu season, the flu vaccine and some strategies to keep your chance of getting the flu to a minimum. Here's part II of my advice with the Fox News team: … [Read more...]

Managing a tricky flu season Part I

This year's flu season is one of the most challenging in years. To help your family stay as healthy as possible, I went onto Fox News Boston the end of last week to pass on some information about this year's flu season, the flu vaccine and some strategies to keep your chance of getting the flu to a minimum. Here's part I of my advice with the Fox News team: … [Read more...]

Pediatricians stand united on importance of Swine Flu vaccination!

At last weekend's American Academy of Pediatrics meeting, a few of us were asked to comment to Good Morning American Weekend about our feelings about H1N1 (Swine Flu) and the vaccine, in particular. None of us were privy to the comments each other made and I think you'll find the consistency of what we all had to say incredibly reassuring: Pediatricians on Swine Flu Confusion Yesterday, GMA ran … [Read more...]

H1N1 Vaccine Hysteria: A Look At The Facts

There’s a disturbing statistic floating about parents’ view of H1N1. According to a recent survey by CS Mott Children’s Hospital, only 40% of parents plan to get their kids the H1N1 shot. The reason: “they are not worried about H1N1”. This statistic completely stuns me given the amazing amount of coverage and data on H1N1. As a parent and a pediatrician, I’m floored that more parents are unable … [Read more...]